An Overview of Ancient Egyptian Religion
From the very beginning, Egypt ‘s position to the Temple of Philae, from the very beginning, may have been a temporary exception, and most scholars agree that religion is Polytheism. Many attempts to explain the monotheism of Egyptian religions, nineteenth-century scholars completely immersed in the Christian tradition, often found traces of monotheism in Egyptian faith. The main evidence is the discovery of the anonymous “god” in the text of wisdom written by the Egyptians. However, the anonymous god now found in the Egyptian essay is understood to have come from the invocation of any divine power, and sometimes an individual or an individual in a certain area will worship a particular imaginary god.
In the 18th dynasty ruled by Amenhotep IV (Akhenaten), he apparently tried to introduce the promotion of a great God, the god of Arden, that Egyptian religion cannot be said to have become a monotheistic religion because although the king himself may only worship one God is not even sure of this. His faith, most of the time, can not be understood, and Egyptians generally continue to worship the sacred tradition.
However, some researchers have applied to study the concept of a single monotheism in Egyptian religion. This practice focuses on the cult of a particular God for a specific period of time. Essentially, a single monotheism is a persistent belief in one god but does not deny the existence of other gods. Every believer knows the divine power of their favorite God.
The situation of God has been further complicated by the combination of other forms. The so-called “fusion” in Egyptology has a special meaning, which refers to the merger of a god and another god. This function for the first time in the reign of Aton – Re God of the fourth dynasty of Hurley Opp Rees appeared, there are many combinations like this. This shows the result that may be a temporary fusion of God with its own characteristics.
In addition, the apparition is a conceptual issue that is often misunderstood by the public. It is almost certain that Egyptians do not worship the portrait of God or the animals associated with it. These objects are simply considered manifest, or temporary shelter of the gods.
It should also be noted that Egyptians have created the concept of personification for God, such as Ma’at (truth, balance), or ( Hapi (flood), though they are always related to God or used as decoration.